I have a Kubuntu desktop PC and a Kubuntu server. Using KRDC, I can remotely connect from my desktop to my server, and that is great. However, I want to use my server to backup my data and it sounds like Samba is the easiest way to do that. Ironically, I can use Samba to connect to my work's Windows 7 laptop no questions asked. However there seems to be a problem (bug?) when I connect the desktop and server together.
To test Samba I am sharing the "Public" folder in my home directory on both my desktop and server. On either computer, in Dolphin if I do "smb://localhost/Public", a prompt pops up that says "Please enter authentication information for: Server = localhost Share = Public". I have no clue what this means. Assuming it is asking for authentication, no username/password combinations work. I've even tried creating a dedicated Samba user and still, nothing. The configuration in my smb.conf file are as follows:
[Public] path = /home/brian/Public writeable = yes ; browseable = yes guest ok = yes
I am floored at how difficult it is to simply share a folder across a home network on Kubuntu. Why is it so difficult? I literally just installed the operating systems last night and followed the KDE instructions and this is where it takes me. What can I do from here?